McKenzie, Edward Austin


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 2-Oct-1947

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Feb-1968

Start of tour: 20-Jul-1968

Incident date: 19-Aug-1968

Date of casualty: 19-Aug-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Edward Austin McKenzie died from wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, and placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) list and later expired.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Gale Edward Deering
SSG Aldon Cecil Jones
PFC Edward Austin McKenzie
SP4 Salvador Joe Mendez
SP4 William Leonard Sandersen

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington, Vermont, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 47W 002 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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